DJ Promo Megamix (2001)
Updated: Jun 20
So, this mix happened. Well, not that I had any say in it, but what I'm trying to say is that this mix nearly landed on my lap. Jason S, the megamix master, mentioned on his social media pages, that he had a mix online, which he made back in 2001, and it was as ridiculous as you have guessed it: 58 tracks in an hour long mix. All DJ Promo records. You couldn't make this stuff up. This stuff is made by legends! We all know Jason S from his mighty megamixes, and this is year another one we can add to our already existing music catalogue.
And we all know DJ Promo. The ultimate Hardcore legend. The man who gave us literally thousands of songs (well, not that literally), and his music shaped our youth. It gave me music to dance to. And he was really experimental. He did what no one else did, and he just said 'fuck it'. He was the inventor or this Promo sound, and the Promo files resembled that specific sound. You can tell a track has been made by him.
Promo has been a stable producer for the Hardcore scene since the mid 90s, and has given us many memorable dancefloor anthems. The dancefloor became Hardcore because of him. He had the natural capability to make nearly each and every song work. Be it Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Industrial, you name it. He is a master of his craft. And the best thing of it all? He created memories! A memory to each song he created. You can hear them, and immediately get goosebumps, and it will also take you back to the 90s/00s, raving in a field, or a massive hall. He's gifted, you know.
So let's see this massive tracklist. I wish copy-pasting was easier, but sadly it's not going to be easy. So here we go:
Jason S - Intro : DJ Promo Megamix From The Darkside
DJ Promo - Back In Time
DJ Promo - Metal Warfare
DJ Promo - What The Fuck?
DJ Promo & DJ X-Ess - Vicious Circle
DJ Promo - Counter Attack
DJ Promo & Trickstyle - What U Want
DJ Promo - Patterns In Chaos
DJ Promo - Up Yours!
DJ Promo - Emotions Over Anger
DJ Promo - Life From The Other Side
DJ Promo - I Come Correct
DJ Promo - X-Termination
DJ Promo - System Feedback
DJ Promo - Broaden Our Minds
DJ Promo - 20.000 Freaks
DJ Promo - The Industry Can't Stop Me
DJ Promo - The Bad Guy
DJ Promo - King Of Pain
DJ Promo & Catscan - Midnight Impact
DJ Promo - Dancefloor Hardcore
DJ Promo & Catscan - Battle Of The Sexes
DJ Promo - My Underground Madness
DJ Promo - Driven By Instinct
DJ Promo & Catscan - Chaos In The Flesh
DJ Promo - My Recipe For Disaster
DJ Promo & Catscan - Virgin Territory
DJ Promo - Running Against The Rules
DJ Promo - Bullet From My Gun
DJ Promo & DJ Bike - No Commercial Sound
DJ Promo - Can You Thrill Me?
DJ Promo & Digital Boy - Serious Damage
DJ Promo - Procurer Of The Cure
DJ Promo - Different Breed Of Men
DJ Promo - Phreak Ya Speaka
DJ Promo & DJ X-Ess - Guns 'n Ammo (Under Construction Mix)
DJ Promo - Just A Feeling
XXX Rated - Mad-Donna
DJ Promo & DJ Delirium -Bass Power
DJ Promo - It Runs Deep Part 1
DJ Promo - It Runs Deep Part 2
DJ Promo - Cheating Bitch (Dedicated)
DJ Promo - Cold As Stone
DJ Promo - Can't Hold Me Down
DJ Promo - Feel The Thunder
DJ Promo - Beat Ya Brain Again
DJ Promo & Solo - Psycho Style
DJ Promo - This Underground Sound
DJ Promo - Kill Tha Noise
DJ Promo - I Wanna Freak You
DJ Promo & Ming - From The Darkside
DJ Promo - Shit To Die For
DJ Promo & Da Vinci - Sing It Louder
DJ Promo - Boomin' Out The Box
DJ Promo - Shut Up!
DJ Promo - The Incredible
DJ Promo & The Judges - I'm The Law
Jason S - Outtro: Signing Off
Now this is a beast of a tracklist. So f**king full of DJ Promo stuff, all from the golden years of Hardcore. This literally takes me back to my youth. When I was a teenager, DJ Promo was my ultimate hero. His music touched so many souls, and kept ravers dancing, all over the world. Is DJ Promo Hardcore? He sure hell is!
Obviously it contains the biggest hits by DJ Promo, like 'Phreak Ya Speaka', 'Can't Hold Me Down', 'My Underground Madness' and more, but also the kind of less famous anthems. Jason S's job to make this all work well has paid off. This 68 minute long mix is indeed what I needed. There are many DJ Promo megamixes online, even made by the legend himself, and this is a nice addition to the already existing mix database. I cannot get enough of his music.
It was hard to pick one favourite anthem out of these 56 wicked and truly remarkable pieces of art. But after consideration, I have selected one: 'I'm The Law'. I know I know, a very controversial decision, but it's mine. There were simply too many to choose from, and hell, I was a fan of Sylvester Stallone back in the 90s, and Judge Dredd was a kick ass film. So ner.
Anyway, however you look at this mix, it's fantastic. Maybe tiny little errors, but nothing to be worried about. I wish this WASN'T a megamix, but a normal length sized mix. I wish the records would be longer than 1 minute. But that's just a dream. I could listen for hours to DJ Promo's records. A true living legend. Captured nicely by Jason S' another smashing megamix from 2001!
DJ: Jason S
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber
Mix Info: DJ Promo Megamix
Length Mix: 01:08:14
Tracks: 58 (fifty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Sample Rate: unknown
More Information: DJ Jason S - Mixcloud Page